Our Verdict It's a great cable, and an assured, but expensive, performer For Great detailing sharp pictures expansive sound realistic tones Against It's not cheap Reviewed on 14th May 2010 It's easy to pick a QED cable out from the crowd – well made, lush packaging, flashy plugs and a spangly jacket. And, oddly enough, the Reference fits that description, which, at a wallet busting £125, is mildly reassuring. The performance reassures too, with sharp, crystal clear and smoothly fast-paced images that feature life-like contrast and realistic skin tones. Plenty of dynamics and punchThe opening scenes of The Fellowship Of The Ring leap from the screen at you, and the luxurious greens and sunshine are faithfully reproduced. It follows that the sound should match, and lo and behold, it does, with expansive and elastic sonics that dig deep when needed and are packed full of dynamics and punch. More after the break This is a great cable hands down, and if you've got the money then, yes, have a ball, but if, like most mere mortals, you're working to a budget then the Chord Supershield might be a better bet. See all our video cable Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Where to buy View all » QED Reference £32.49 Largest Hi-Fi Cable, Home Cinema Cable and AV Connectivity Specialist in the UK. Widest range of the most prestigious brands. Order online for next day delivery with a 60 day money back guarantee. View Offer Related News Asus Raspberry Pi rival can play 4K video and hi-res audio Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 10:59am What Hi-Fi? Awards 2016 issue on sale now! Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 08:01am Monster: "Our cables are backed by science: more data can go through" Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 05:38pm Tech start-up Woojer launches "silent, wearable" subwoofer Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 03:07pm Reversible USB Type-C can also support 4K video Wed, 24 Sep 2014, 11:28am Accessories QED Reference Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.